You can see the Universal bits here:
And the Disney bits here:
Aimster & Wonderpup's Epic Orlando Adventure Extravaganza-the Disney Bits
Ok let's go!
On the way to Orlando, Wonderpup & I had to make a quick stop in Lakeland to pick up some stuff I won from the Lakeland Flying Tigers (advanced Class A minor league team for the Detroit Tigers)
Finally at the hotel. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Palm Parkway. Nice hotel! They have a free hot breakfast buffet from 6:30am-9:30am with lots of choices (scrambled eggs, hot cinnamon rolls, muffins, bagels, cold cereal, biscuits, toast, waffles & fruit). I did breakfast twice there and it wasn't bad at all.
The room (we were on the 6th floor... had a balcony, plus a mini fridge & a microwave)
Taking a quick nap before heading to Downtown Disney
OMG! A Dunkin Donuts was just down the street from the hotel!
DAY TWO - INTERNATIONAL DRIVE SHENANIGANS
After breakfast, we went across the parking lot to MiceChat partner, Orlando Fun Tickets, to pick up my ticket to Universal for Saturday. Then it was onto International Drive! But first, we make a stop at the Orlando Premium Outlets.
OMG! Happy Donuts
Ok, now onto International Drive! First stop... Pointe Orlando!
Pointe Orlando used to be a great outdoor shopping plaza, but now it's a mere shell of its former self. There used to be a huge FAO Schwartz there, but it closed years ago, and several of the other shops have followed suit.
We found BB King's restaurant!
See how empty it is? I did find a awesome top at Armani Exchange though! Yay I finally own something Armani!
Next stop.... Festival Bay Mall!
Festival Bay Mall is a HUGE indoor mall that sadly didn't take off as people were hoping. Most of the shop spaces were never filled and most of the shops that did open there have closed. But it has a few bright spots, like:
Ron Jon Surf Shop
Bass Pro Shop
This is one SERIOUSLY messed up store
Radio Controlled Skunk?
Vans Skate Park
More ducks (they have a couple machines where you can buy duck food for 25¢ a handfull).
From there we went down the street to the Prime Outlets, which were ridiculously HUGE! I almost got lost in there! I thought the Prime Outlets were big (especially after the expansion that opened last year), but Prime has them beat! Wow!
And that's all for this part of the trip!